To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, Objet Ltd., is unveiling a large-scale, 3D-printed replica of the celebrated ballpark. Designed using blueprints and up-to-date images, the 0.9 m x 1.5 m replica captures even the finest details of Fenway, from the Green Monster and Pesky Pole to the exact number of lights and famed, red Ted Williams seat in right field.
The 3D replica, which was printed on an Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printer at the company’s North American headquarters in Billerica, is about 1/200th scale, includes 40 separate printed sections and weighs about 47 kg (105 pounds). The model will be on display this week and in the coming months through Boston.
On April 19, the Fenway replica will be on display at Game On!, where it will join other Fenway memorabilia on display during the Fenway 100 Magazine Launch Event hosted by the Boston Globe. There, columnist Dan Shaughnessy will moderate a panel discussion with former players, historians and fans, including Bill Lee, Ken Casey, John Powers and Dick Johnson.
On April 20, the 3D-printed replica will be on display at the Museum of Science for an hour-long demonstration of 3D printing. Objet then will donate the 3D print to the Boston Sports Museum.
“As longtime Red Sox fans, and frequent visitors to Fenway, we wanted to celebrate this historic event by sharing something that all fans could appreciate,’’ said Bruce Bradshaw, Director of U.S. Marketing for Objet. “Objet’s printers are used by architecture firms around the world to create incredibly detailed models in mere hours rather than weeks; so it seemed a natural fit for us to use this technology to recreate Fenway and deliver it to people throughout Boston.”
The use of 3D printing is growing ever more popular in the architecture field and reminds me of this very cool SLA model of Chicago from a few years back.